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Top 10 Soprano locations in Paris

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Some go to the sofa after an argument, others to their parents’ house; Carmela Soprano, for her part, takes a trip to Paris to calm her nerves. Enough to follow in the footsteps of his favorite heroes. It’s a pity that the boss Tony Soprano’s wife, who stayed in New York, didn’t have her Paris guide to the 1000 cult places in films, series, music, comics and novels with her.

Marriott Champs-Elysées Hotel

During their stay in Paris, Carmela (Edie Falco) and Ro (Sharon Angela) stay in this very luxurious hotel on the most famous avenue of the Champs-Elysées. Originally, this magnificent route was only made of swampy and uninhabited land until Marie de Medici decided to build a long alley lined with elm trees and lime trees around 1616.

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Alexander III Bridge

On their way to the Louvre, Carmela and Ro realize, on the Alexandre-III bridge, that they have lost their way. Carmella was then overwhelmed by the beauty of the place and in particular the statues decorating this bridge inaugurated in 1900 to celebrate Franco-Russian friendship. Observing a bateau-mouche on the Seine, Ro claims to believe he is in the film Charade.

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Museum and thermal baths of Cluny

Ro flirts with a Frenchman much younger than her in front of the museum and then, while visiting the place, Carmela is amazed by a necklace from the 14th century. The two friends then visit the remains of the Roman baths outside. Carmela is impressed by the historical past of Paris, but she can’t help but think of Tony (James Gandolfini). To comfort her, Ro hums La Vie en Rose.

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Le Grand Véfour

Carmela and Ro are having dinner at this restaurant. Ro appreciates the charm of the place but she is offended when Carmela mentions her missing son. She asks him to change the subject of conversation. A Mecca of French gastronomy and a true jewel of 18th century decorative art, the Grand Véfour was called the Café de Chartres until 1820. This sign is still visible on the garden side of the façade.

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Royal Pereire

After shopping, Carmela and Ro have lunch in this brasserie where Ro particularly enjoys French wine.

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Palais-Royal Gardens

In a dream, Carmela sees Adriana (Drea de Matteo) walking in this Parisian park accompanied by her poodle. She woke up after a policeman told her, “Someone told us your friend was dead.” Intended by Cardinal de Richelieu to enhance the Palais-Royal, these gardens have existed since 1633.

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Saint-Eustache church – Rue du Jour

While visiting the church, Carmela observes a catechism class given to a group of children, as well as the statues on the altar. It is also at the back of the church that Ro asks him what the plaque at the corner of Rue du Jour means. It commemorates the Resistance fighter François Martine, shot by the Germans at this place on 20 August 1944.

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Avenue des Champs-Elysées

Upon their arrival in Paris, Carmela and Rosalie Aprile are filmed in a taxi driving along the Champs-Elysées. Carmela’s looking out the window at the buildings. The Grand Palais and the Alexandre-III bridge are particularly noteworthy. Just before their return to the United States, Carmela, waiting for Ro, walks alone on the mythical avenue. She stops in front of the Guerlain store. But rather than the window, his gaze is drawn to the statue (macaroon) above it.

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Au Pied de Cochon

At night, Carmela photographs the illuminated sign of the restaurant. Opened since 1947, this brasserie with its Belle-époque decoration is a true Parisian institution.

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Guerlain

When they leave, Ro returns to the hotel to get his Toulouse-Lautrec placemats. Meanwhile, Carmela takes a short walk at night. After looking at the statue above the Guerlain window, she turns around and observes the Eiffel Tower illuminated from the crossroads between rue Lincoln and the Champs-Elysées. An impossible sight in reality. The shop, on the other hand, is very real. She has occupied the place since her installation in 1914 in this building designed by the architect of the Ritz in Paris and the Carlton in London.

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By Anthony Thibault

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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The Paris guide to the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels

The Paris guide to the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels

The coolest guide in Paris!

The café of Amélie, the mansion of Untouchables, the jazz club of the finale of La La Land, the Hôtel du Nord of the mythical replica of Arletty “Atmosphere”, the cinema of A bout de souffle, the restaurant of Ratatouille, the quays of the Seine of Midnight in Paris, the secret places of the Da Vinci Code, the grocery store of January in La Traversée de Paris , the Bridge of Inception and Peur sur la ville, the addresses of the spectacular scenes of Mission Impossible 6, but also series Call my agent, Gears, Le Bureau des légendes, Sense8, Sex and The City, Gossip Girl…

Etienne Daho’s Café de Flore, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s hotel in Nas in Paris, Serge Gainsbourg’s Poinçonneur des Lilas metro station, Serge Reggiani and Marc Lavoine’s Mirabeau Bridge, Mc Solaar’s Lyon station…

The places evoked in the comics Adèle Blanc-Sec, Largo Winch, Blake and Mortimer, Michel Vaillant…

But also in the novels of Ernest Hemingway, Victor Hugo, Leo Malet, Daniel Pennac, Marc Levy, Guillaume Musso… you’ll find all the must-see places of Parisian Pop Culture in this new guide.

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